What is our Constitution,-league, pact, or government?

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direction of the Board of Trustees, 1861 - 48 páginas
 

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Página 11 - There are four things which I humbly conceive are essential to the -well-being, I may even venture to say to the existence, of the United States as an independent power.
Página 10 - The Continental Congress having now taken all the troops of the several colonies, which have been raised or which may be hereafter raised for the support and defence of the liberties of America, into their pay and service, they are now the troops of the UNITED PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA; and it is hoped, that all distinctions of colonies will be laid aside, so that one and the same spirit may animate the whole, and the only contest be, who shall render on this great and trying occasion the most essential...
Página 8 - ... independent. Let us, then, consider all attempts to weaken this union by maintaining that each State is separately and individually independent as a species of political heresy, which can never benefit us, but may bring on us the most serious distresses.
Página 24 - Baldwin, Henry. A General View of the Origin and Nature of the Constitution and Government of the United States, Deduced from the Political History and Condition of the Colonies and States, from 1 774 until 1 788.
Página 10 - That whoever directly or indirectly abetted, or in any way, form, or manner, countenanced the unchartered and dangerous invasion of our rights, as claimed by Great Britain, is an enemy to this country — to America — and to the inherent and inalienable rights of man.
Página 14 - It is only in our united character, as an empire, that our independence is acknowledged, that our power can be regarded, or our credit supported among foreign nations. The treaties of the European powers with the United States of America, will have no validity on the dissolution of the Union.
Página 9 - Shall we, after this, whine and cry for relief, when we have already tried it in vain ? Or shall we supinely sit and see one province after another fall a sacrifice to despotism...
Página 8 - Independence,' made in Congress the fourth of July, seventeen hundred and seventy-six. "This admirable manifesto, which for importance of matter and elegance of composition, stands unrivalled, sufficiently confutes the honorable gentleman's doctrine of the individual sovereignty and independence of the several States. " In that Declaration, the several States are not even enumerated, but, after reciting in nervous language and with convincing arguments, our right to independence, and the tyranny...
Página 3 - Countries are the orchards and the broad acres where modern civilization gathers her grain and nutritious fruits. The narrow garden-beds of antiquity suffice for our widened humanity no more than the short existence of ancient states. Moderns stand in need of nations and of national longevity, for their literatures and law, their industry, liberty, and patriotism; we want countries to work and speak, write and glow for, to live and to die for.
Página 15 - Neither of the two parties shall conclude either truce or peace with Great Britain without the formal consent of the other first obtained; and they mutually engage not to lay down their arms until the independence of the United States shall have been formally or tacitly assured by the treaty or treaties that shall terminate the war.

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